200W > 500W Is Not A Good Idea

I bought one of those tiny halogeon bulbs for my room because the old one blew and decided I wanted the light to be brighter. Well Without thinking I wanted a 400W but Tescos didn’t have any. They only had 200, 300 and 500 watts. So I opted for the 500W. Low and behold it started to make weird noises like something was cracking or heating up.

I turned the light off and the glass was really hot. I left it for an hour or two and slid the glass off to reveal the bulb. Everything looked fine. This morning I turned it on again to see if it was o.k but after a few seconds it blew. Now I have to go to a big tescos to get another one!

Lesson learned.

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I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [http://code.google.com/p/energyathome/] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Blog. Bookmark the permalink.

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